Mario's Pizza, 3993 Tyrone Blvd, St Petersburg, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: MARIO'S PIZZA
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 3993 Tyrone Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33709-4106
License #: 6211766
Total inspections: 23
Last inspection: 10/23/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. (On soda box motors and lines) **Warning**
  • Basic - Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. (Upright reach in cooler by floor mixer) **Repeat Violation** **Warning** (upon callback, gaskets are still in disrepair. Unit is empty of food and turned off.
  • Basic - Hole in wall under 3 compartment sink. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. (0ppm chlorine and 0ppm quaternary ammonium) **Warning**
  • High Priority - Faucet at three-compartment sink does not reach all compartments. Left and center bay with operational faucet. Right bay with spigot that does not have running water. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Chemical test kit not used to ensure proper sanitization of equipment and utensils when using a chemical sanitizer. (Observed employee use a spray bottle to spray bleach into wiping cloth bucket, not checking to see if sanitizer level was corrected.) **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No hot running water at three-compartment sink. 97°F hot water, no cold water-handle turned off.) **Warning** (upon callback, hot water 103°F at 3 bay sink left and center bays. Water shut off at right bay and unable to turn on at center bay.)
10/23/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. (On soda box motors and lines) **Warning**
  • Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 1 in women's restroom. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. (Upright reach in cooler by floor mixer) **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Hole in wall under 3 compartment sink. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Standing water in handwash sink/ handwash sink draining very slowly. (Hand sink near 3 bay sink) **Warning**
  • Basic - Unnecessary items on the premise. (In hallway near restrooms. Unused upright cooling unit, cooking units, chairs, boxes, wooden crates, tables, ladders.) **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. (0ppm chlorine and 0ppm quaternary ammonium) **Warning**
  • High Priority - Faucet at three-compartment sink does not reach all compartments. Left and center ay with operational faucet. Right bay with spigot that does not have running water. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on flour/sugar/salt bins by floor mixer. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Chemical test kit not used to ensure proper sanitization of equipment and utensils when using a chemical sanitizer. (Observed employee use a spray bottle to spray bleach into wiping cloth bucket, not checking to see if sanitizer level was corrected.) **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. (Men's restroom) **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Food container containing paint not labeled and stored on top of canned food items. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. (Kitchen near 3 bay sink, hot water 98°F, cold 86°F , 96°F hot, 90°F cold at front line hand sink, 98°F hot water in women's restroom 87°F cold water, in men's room 98°F hot while cold water is turned off) **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification.html. No certificates provided. Staff still has not had certificates brought in.) **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No hot running water at three-compartment sink. (97°F hot water, no cold water-handle turned off.) **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. (Black and white copies provided.) **Warning**
08/19/2014Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. (On shelving over prep table and three compartment sink)
  • Basic - Drainboards or equivalent not large enough to accommodate all soiled and/or cleaned items. (Dishes drying in right bay of 3 compartment sink) **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Food stored in a prohibited area. (Pizza slice directly on paper plate boxes below display counter.) **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. (Upright freezer in back of kitchen)
  • Basic - Hole in wall below three compartment sink. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Large amount of unused equipment/supplies present in hallway towards restrooms. Empty upright cooler, racks, ovens, shelving, chairs, tables. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. (Soda box motors)
  • Basic - Standing water in handwash sink/ handwash sink draining very slowly. (Front line where drain pipe is not angled downward from sink.)
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • High Priority - Faucet at three-compartment sink does not reach all compartments. Faucet only reaches left and center ay of 3 compartment sink. Right bay has spigot only and water is shut off. **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. (Slicer equipment, gray tubs and pizza trays drying in right bay of 3 compartment sink)
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 80°F open chicken broth carton on prep counter. (Corrective action taken)
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface on scale touch pad.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted, soiled material on slicer. **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - No hot running water at three-compartment sink. 95°F hot side, cold side shut off at left and center bays. Right bay has single spigot that is turned off. Men's room 95°F hot water, cold water shut off. Women's restroom hot water 95°F , cold water 77°F )
  • Intermediate - No running water at mop sink behind establishment.
  • Intermediate - Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained.
4/7/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Unnecessary items on the premise. Hallway between dining and restroom has 2hot tables, 2ovens, broken upright cooler, chairs, 2crates. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Faucet at three-compartment sink does not reach all compartments. Right bay has spigot but is turned off. **Warning**
2/17/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Drainboards or equivalent not large enough to accommodate all soiled and/or cleaned items. Observed dishes drying in third bay of three compartment sink. **Warning**
  • Basic - Hole in wall. Through out kitchen and back prep area. **Warning**
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Back prep room. **Warning**
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dry storage **Warning**
  • Basic - Unnecessary items on the premise. Hallway between dining and restroom has 2hot tables, 2ovens, broken upright cooler, chairs, 2crates. **Warning**
  • Basic - Walk-in freezer shelves/walls soiled with encrusted with dust buildup. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Faucet at three-compartment sink does not reach all compartments. Right bay has spigot but is turned off. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker/ faucet missing at mop sink faucet. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head. Mixer head and bowl. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Establishment utilizing an Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. No hand antiseptic provided at handwash sink in area(s) where bare hand contact occurs. Both hand washing stations. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Food manager certification expired. All managers. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. Copies of training cards. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Slicer blade soiled with old food debris. **Warning**
12/16/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees.missing in men's and ladies restrooms
  • Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris. Near employee hand sink in kitchen area **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. Large food bins and small condiment shakers on cooks line
3/11/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
10/19/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. deli style pizza cooler
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. on pizza deli style cooler
  • Critical - Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. plastic container in pizza sauce in walk in cooler no handle
  • Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils. mixer whisk attachment
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. sausage - cheese- stored in pizza deli style cooler at 48-49 degrees
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor. under pizza display counter
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only. class k fire extinguisher sitting on floor under pizza display counter
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. pizza sauce in walk in cooler
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. missing on 3 compartment sink fauce which has hose attached
10/17/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. [interior of mixer bowl with rust]
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. [non handled scoop stored in sauce container in walk in cooler ] [flour with scoop inside with handle touching product]
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. [cardboard used as covering on top of pizza oven] Repeat Violation.
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. [shelf lining under spices, towel under oil station]
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. [shelving in mixer area]
  • Critical - Observed buildup of soiled material on mixer head.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. [above prep area]
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
  • Observed hole in ceiling. [in mixer area]
  • Observed molluscan or crustacean shell being re-used.
  • Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils. [mixer whisk attachment ]
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. [mixer area]
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
6/5/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. missing in ladies restroom
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. cardboard used as covering on top of pizza oven
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. cardboard used as shelf covering on table shelf front service area
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. in containers on cooks line containing single service items
  • Critical - Observed buildup of soiled material on mixer head. old dry pizza dough
  • Observed in reach cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. several on deli style pizza cooler
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. old food build up on walk in cooler door
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. condiment containers on cooks line not labeled of contents
12/6/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. tongs hanging on oven door
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. old food build up on walk in cooler door handle
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. condiment containers not labeled of contents on cooks line
7/26/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Exit signs not properly illuminated. For reporting purposes only.
  • Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed build-up of food debris on kitchen / storeroom storage shelves.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on bottoms of cabinets beneath soda dispenser.
  • Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above grill line.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of soiled material on mixer head.
  • Critical - Observed container of medicine improperly stored. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen/ storeroom floor.
  • Observed gaskets/seals on counter cold holding unit in poor repair.
  • Critical - Observed interiors of reach-in coolers soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Critical - Observed toxic items stored by food. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment.
  • Observed walls soiled with accumulated food debris.
  • Critical - Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation.
  • Soiled cloths, linen, aprons, coats, or other uniform apparel not kept in a suitable container prior to laundering.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
3/15/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed interiors of reach-in coolers soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above grill line.
  • Observed soda syrup residue build-up on cabinet doors beneath soda dispenser.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on kitchen storage shelves.
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
  • Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
  • Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Observed walls soiled with accumulated food debris.
  • Observed ceiling tiles in disrepair.
  • Light not functioning in dining room ceiling.
  • No suitable facilities provided to store employee clothing and other possessions.
  • Critical. Observed container of medicine improperly stored.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
  • Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated. For reporting purposes only.
12/20/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
  • Observed employees with no hair restraints.
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
  • Critical. Portable fire extinguishers not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only.
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
8/31/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.[LASAGNA]
  • Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.[make-table]
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.[pizza-make]
  • Observed reuse of single-service articles.[plastic containers]
  • Observed hole in wall.[beverage rack area]
6/2/2010Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
2/8/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This violation must be corrected by : 2/5/2010.
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Repeat Violation.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
2/4/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container.[sugar,etc]
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface.[shelving above bulk food containers ]
  • Observed reuse of single-service articles.
  • Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.[mens]
  • Critical. License expired within 30 days after expiration date.
  • Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
2/1/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
10/27/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect.[handling pizza toppings with barehands] Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container.
  • Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.[kitchen ]
  • Floors not maintained smooth and durable.[tape holding electrical cord in place]
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
  • Critical. No proof of hood cleaning performed by cleaning service. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. No placard placed near Class K portable fire extinguisher stating the fire suppression system must be activated prior to use of the portable extinguisher. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Electrical outlet missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. Pro This violation must be corrected by : 10/27/09.
8/26/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 5/26/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
No report available. 3/20/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 9/25/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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